Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

Governance of Statistics inquiry

Inquiry status: open - accepting written submissions

Scope of the inquiry

The Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee has launched a new inquiry, examining the role and performance of the UK Statistics Authority (UKSA).

Created as an independent body in 2008, UKSA has a statutory objective to promote and safeguard official statistics that ‘serve the public good’. It exists to inform the public, help develop and evaluate policy, regulate quality and challenge the misuse of statistics.

UKSA’s remit covers the Government Statistical Service, the Office for National Statistics, and the Office for Statistics Regulation, which together make the UK’s official statistics system, with a stated mission “to mobilise the power of data to help Britain make better decisions.”

In its inquiry, the Committee will examine whether this mission is being achieved, UKSA’s wider performance since it was formed, and the challenges it is likely to face in the future.


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Latest evidence

Next meeting(s)

26 March 2019 11:00 am

Oral Evidence Session

Governance of statistics
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Witness(es)

Clare Lombardelli, Director General, Chief Economic Adviser, HM Treasury
Dr Ben Broadbent, Deputy Governor, Bank of England
Robert Chote, Chairman, Office for Budget Responsibility

Location

The Grimond Room, Portcullis House

02 April 2019 10:00 am

Oral Evidence Session

Governance of statistics
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Witness(es)

Sir David Norgrove, Chair, UK Statistics Authority
John Pullinger, National Statistician, UK Statistics Authority
Ed Humpherson, Director General for Regulation, UK Statistics Authority

Location

Other

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